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47. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 14, 2013, 17:33 RollinThundr
Verno wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 14:14:
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 12:23:
I realize you need to periodically update, I have no problems with that. The issue I have with this whole debate is they should be looking at the mental health aspect and ways we can improve that. Instead we're looking to ban clip sizes which won't make one lick of difference.

No, that's not what I take from this at all. Clip size bans might have an effect, I'm no expert in this stuff so I can't make a definitive statement and I doubt you are either which calls your conclusion into question. It goes without saying that mental health issues need to be tackled but it's the same types of voters who don't want health care that also don't want any gun control. There's no reason we can't do both either.

Most of the ideas being considered for legislation right now are just worthless and will only affect law-abiding gun owners. It's political pandering and grandstanding. They're not going to make anyone safer.

That's really my problem with this stuff in general, it brings out the people who to the extreme of their own ideals and politicians just go into bandaid mode. Measured responses and moderate voters largely get shut out.

You really don't need to be an expert to note the connection between the individuals doing these crimes and the fact that they're all mentally unstable.

I never said I was not for health care reform, I'm not however for a bill that is not only quite possibly unconstitutional, but was rammed through without anyone actually reading the damn thing, and doesn't involve an Opt out. Yay Obama passed a new tax and calls it healthcare, lets pat him on the back for a job well done!

Both sides should have worked together, but because neither side wants to do so we get shit like Obamacare. yay!

It's the same thing with spending, libs only want to cut the military, repubs want to cut entitlement spending. Surely there's a middle ground somewhere you would think.
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